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The Malware Museum

Mikko Hypponen

The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.

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The Malware Museum
Aug 12, 2016
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Malware Example: PPSCARE.COM *PPSCARE.COM - upon invocation, PingPongScare (tm) will become resident and clutter the screen with the characteristic "bouncing ball" of the PingPong boot block infector. Computing can continue while PingPongScare is in effect.
The Malware Museum
Aug 12, 2016
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Malware Example: JERSCARE.COM *JERSCARE.COM - upon invocation, JerusalemScare (tm) becomes resident. After a short period of time - about a minute on most systems - Jerusa- lemScare will effect the characteristic Jerusalem virus system slowdown and scrolling black window effect on the left side of the monitor.
The Malware Museum
Aug 12, 2016
software
eye 394
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Malware Example: DENSCARE.COM *DENSCARE.COM - upon invocation, DenZukoScare (tm) immediately displays the popular DEN ZUK virus graphic effect and exits.
The Malware Museum
Aug 12, 2016
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Malware Example: CASCARE.COM *CASCARE.COM - upon invocation, CascadeScare (tm) will become resident. After a brief pause, the characteristic rat-a-tat sound of the Cascade virus and its nifty falling letters effect will be seen. This will continue intermittently, for as long as CascadeScare is resident. If the computer is in graphics mode, only the rat-a-tat sound effect will be noticed.
The Malware Museum
Feb 24, 2016 Daniel White
software
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A quick presentation on Virus History by Daniel White at Project Cyber Virus, held on May 5th, 2015 at Swissnex San Francisco. In 2004, Daniel White’s computer was infected with the Sasser worm, a fast-spreading autonomous worm that made millions of computers around the world reboot continuously. Fascinated by the concept of malware, he spent the following years learning everything he could about the subject, from general malware news to specific details of every virus, becoming a self-taught...
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Topics: Virus, History, Malware
The Malware Museum
Feb 11, 2016 Mikko Hyppönen
texts
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This paper categorizes different types of virus activation routines which are found in existing viruses and also discusses what triggers these activation routines. Common viruses are used as examples where possible. This paper also covers why it is important to know what a virus exactly does if you are infected by one. Some horror stories of the worst possible activation routine in a virus are also included. The scope of this paper is limited to PC compatible machines.
Topics: virus, viruses, activation, routines, routine, antivirus, user, mosaic, hard, machine, activation...
The Malware Museum
Feb 11, 2016 Mikko Hyppönen
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This paper will discuss methods viruses use or might use in the future to attack anti-virus programs. Attacks of this kind are becoming more common, as virus writers seem to be constantly looking for ways to make their viruses more efficient and vigorous. This paper also suggests how to make antivirus products more resistant against such attacks. The scope of this paper is limited to PC compatible machines
Topics: virus, program, viruses, attack, vims, scanner, programs, code, retrovirus, resident, virus...
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016 Mikko Hypponen
movies
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Presented at DEF CON 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2011. "It's 2011, so this year it's going to be 25 years since Brain.A, the first PC virus, Join Mikko Hypponen as he talks about the history and evolution of computer viruses. From Brain to Stuxnet, he's spent his career tracking malware and will give a pretty good rundown on what has happened, when and why it mattered. Mikko Hypponen is based in Helsinki, Finland. He has been analysing computer viruses for more than 20 years. He has written...
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 3,501
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,196
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,841
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,234
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,785
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,877
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,849
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,852
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,863
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,860
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,771
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,155
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 9,901
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comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 11,122
favorite 1
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
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favorite 0
comment 2
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,853
favorite 0
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 13,370
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,439
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,887
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 3,278
favorite 0
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 45,694
favorite 1
comment 2
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 14,200
favorite 1
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,013
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,901
favorite 2
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 7,471
favorite 0
comment 3
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,338
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,466
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,003
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,685
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
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favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
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favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,862
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 30,548
favorite 1
comment 4
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,330
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 10,865
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,804
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,873
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 5,144
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,860
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 24,046
favorite 0
comment 2
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 6,936
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 3,325
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 4,988
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 7,681
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 4,509
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,135
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,458
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,864
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,190
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,265
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 35,587
favorite 1
comment 3
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 3,231
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 8,903
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 1,850
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 9,579
favorite 0
comment 2
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 32,939
favorite 0
comment 4
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,731
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 21,309
favorite 1
comment 5
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 5,166
favorite 1
comment 2
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,016
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 5,920
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,214
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 11,046
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
Feb 5, 2016
software
eye 2,734
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.